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is likely to face questions about the pentagon's looming budget crisis. automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1 mean the defense department will have to find $52 billion in savings this year and half a trillion dollars over the next decade. newshour correspondent kwame holman reports. >> holman: outgoing defense secretary leon panetta recently sounded the alarm at the prospect of looming budget cuts. >> the most immediate threat to our ability to achieve our mission is fiscal uncertainty. >> holman: that damage could be felt soon. thousands of the pentagon's civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks as early as april, according to deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> so if the new secretary is confirmed by march 1, the first fight, before he even finds the men's room at the pentagon, is going to be, how do i negotiate with the congress on behalf of my interests in the bigger context of the budget? >> holman: gordon adams was the top white house budget official for national security during the clinton administration, and now teaches at american universi
the pentagon's looming budget crisis. automatic spending cuts set to take effect march 1 mean the defense department will have to find $52 billion in savings this year and half a trillion dollars over the next decade. newshour correspondent kwame holman reports. >> holman: outgoing defense secretary leon panetta recently sounded the alarm at the prospect of looming budget cuts. >> the most immediate threat to our ability to achieve our mission is fiscal uncertainty. >> holman: that damage could be felt soon. thousands of the pentagon's civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks as early as april, according to deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> so if the new secretary is confirmed by march 1, the first fight, before he even finds the men's room at the pentagon, is going to be, how do i negotiate with the congress on behalf of my interests in the bigger context of the budget? >> holman: gordon adams was the top white house budget official for national security during the clinton administration, and now teaches at american university. >> when he takes office, the
as the washington post also reports the pentagon has authorized a drastic expansion of its cybersecurity force to carry out operations such as olympic games. the move will increase the u.s. cybersecurity force by five votes more than 4900 military personnel and contractors. a bipartisan group of senators has reached an agreement on a framework for proposal on immigration reform. according to politico, eight senators including republican marco rubio will propose a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that would be contingent on increased spending for border security. president obama is expected to formally unveil his immigration proposal on tuesday. french and molly forces continue to make advances in their offensive to unseat islamist rebels from the north of mali. over the weekend, the france, mali operation to control of the key towns of timbuktu, sparking scenes of celebration in the streets. the u.s. meanwhile has confirmed plans to expand its military support to french soldiers in mali. there will now provide aerial refueling and aircraft to allow for a speedier deployment of t
were reported last year. but the real number of sexual assaults is far higher. the pentagon estimates more than 75% of those crimes go unreported. magalie laguerre wilkinson has the story of one woman who is trying to change that. >> soon after she enlisted in the air force, 24-year-old jennifer norris was invited to a party at her recruiter's house. that is where she says he put something in her drink that made her pass out. >> when i woke up the whole house was dark. nobody was there. and he picked me up. basically my powerless lifeless body and carried me into a bedroom and and he raped me. >> did you go to anybody to complain about this? >> no. i didn't. because i hadn't even started my career yet. >> she went on to become a technical sergeant handling satellite communicationsment but she says she was subjected to repeated sexual advances by another superior officer, and was afraid to report it. >> it's the retaliation. and i was scared to tell the commander who it seems like he was best friends with this man. >> reporter: well financial it was so bad why in the leave? >> we can't
, an exclusive interview with deputy defense secretary ash carter a week after the pentagon issued guidance to propair for as much as $50 billion in automatic cuts this year unless congress approving the deficit reduction package and new spending measures by april. hiring has been frozen and travel and training reduced and civilian worker furloughs and may follow. the guidelines came days before lawmakers edged toward a compromise to avert the so- called fiscal cliff. house republicans agreeing to suspend the debt ceiling in exchange for senate democrats agreeing to pass a budget. all this comes as deputy -- as defense secretary leon panetta prepares to retire and former nebraska senator chuck hagel awaits senate confirmation to take his place. carter served for more than two years as the defense acquisition chief where he drove acquisition logistics and efficiency reforms becoming deputy secretary in october 2011. dr. carter great to have you back. >> thanks, good to be here with you vago. >> something that's been making headlines is secretary panetta changing the guidance to allow women t
rocompromised and claims only a small percentage of users were affected, scott recent analysis by the pentagon discovered 44 percent increase in cyber attacks just between 2009 and 2011. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. here in new orleans, worries of all kinds have been put aside just for this weekend and for america's biggest party. >> people from all over are here to watch the baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49 in other words the super bowl, jim axelrod tells us hosting the game is like a coming out party for a city reborn. >> streetcars rolled on the brand new loyola line in new orleans, and mechanic bruce godfrey says that tells us everything we need to know about the recovery here. we have not only backed to prekatrina levels i think we have moved forward, we now have a new line that wasn't here when katrina hit, so the katrina is behind us. >> when hurricane katrina hit godfrey's home was swamped by storm waters and he rode out the storm in a repair center for the transit system. >> and you thought this yard was safe, right? >> never had flooded before. >> it did this time, sub meshi
there was no distinct central africa command in terms of the way the pentagon cleaved the world. in 2007 there was africa command and it currently is stationed in europe, not actually in africa. there have been a variety of initiatives to train the soldiers of different african regimes, counterterrorism training, other kinds of training and in fact the soldiers of mali. mali was one of the star pupils in the -- >> and they're the same people now we're fighting. >> right. so i want to turn to mali in a second but first i want to push back -- not push back but to play devil's advocate about this intervention question on libya. when you look at all the negative consequences of libya, what do you say to the point about syria? everything that you could say about libya, weapons, destabilization, refugees, everything that's terrible about what has been the fallout of libya seems to me happening in syria as well where there hasn't been the same intervention and so maybe it's just the nature of the conflict as opposed to what the u.s. or the west does. >> no, that's a copout. it's not the nature
working at the nsc on detail and nato headquarters, the middle east and the pentagon. pentagon. he was adviser to four presidents, president obama asked them to lead his afghanistan-pakistan paula's review in early 2009, and do that for a couple of months before apple first returning to brookings. bruce has written two books in the time has been a, a third is about to come out and i will mention that in the second of the first two were about al qaeda and then about the is pakistan relationship. so the search for al qaeda, the deadly embrace, his new book coming out next month is avoiding armageddon. it's a story by the u.s.-india pakistan relationship and crisis management over the last half-century or so. general stan mcchrystal is a 1976 graduate of west point, spent 34 years in u.s. army, retiring as a four-star general the summer 2010. he has been command in afghanistan. use the correct of the joint staff but perhaps the military circles most of all as i mentioned this five year period at joint special operations command makes a memorable and historic. general casey at his reti
the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to the world economic summit in davous. >> jordan is hosti
>> geraldo: live and at large, an intense controversy. more than a fewwise cracks. >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [cheers and applause] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. >> geraldo: tonight, what happens to already stressed-out military families at home when infidelity and sex assaults are added to the dangers of combat duty overseas? plus: >> our wake gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> geraldo: a demo today in d.c. keeps the pressure on for gun control. but also today, at 51 gun shows in 26 states, gun owners pushed back and buy up. >> 100 million-plus gun owners in america are feeling put upon, like we are scapegoated for the acts of a psychopathic killer in newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: tonight, exclusive, inside the gun show loophole. and... judging jodi. >> you said you knew her. you see that photograph? >> yeah. >> do you know who that is? >> it looks like jodi. >> do you know anything about that? >> no. >> how about exh
military brass. question, will the new pentagon policy on women in combat adversely affect military readiness? yes or no. susan ferrechio. >> i think the jury is still out. it is interesting what some in the military have said, that it could be a problem, create tension on the front lines. i think what senator mccain said, if you read closely his comments, we still have to maintain our superlative status as a military, and we can't let policy changes get in the way. of course, i empathize with women who want to be on the front lines fighting but i think first and foremost we have to preserve our superior military and make sure this doesn't change that dynamic in some way, which it could. >> susan, did you see that list it of countries that now have women in this role? >> you've got the number one military in the role. not those countries. our military. >> because women are excluded? >> no, because we've managed to stay number one, and i'm saying we need to stay number one and not let policy changes get in the way. >> women have proven themselves on the battlefield in the nature of w
coming out of the pentagon. one i was looking up now because i wanted to remember the numbers, and that was that the pentagon is beefing up cybersecurity forces, taking it from 900 to 4000 and putting a few billion dollars into it. the other one that is being beefed up in these times of budgetary constraints are the special forces. tom, would you talk about that generally? if you would talk about that in a broad nature and then we will come over to the nonexistent challenge that faces in asia. >> i will try to be brief. these are certainly needed and are believed to exploit, you know, this is pretty critical. but it is not qualitatively different from other forms of intelligence gathering or attempts by propaganda or by the military were a strategic situation. the special operations forces, to some degree in, is understandable. but as fred alluded to, we must direct action to magically appear and sustain themselves. if you have seen "zero dark thirty", it's a great picture of how the intelligence went and then the heroine appears at this brown looking base in afghanistan and a
here in our country, there are new development this is morning in the national debate over the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat. some of the critics object to the policy, claiming women lack the physical strength to serve in the front lines and mixing genders in combat is not a good idea. but adhaveicates say women should be given the chance to prove themselves, noting that many are serving in combat-related missions with distinction and bravery, on behalf of a grateful nation. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to have you here. more news as the gender barrier fall, thousands ever front-line military roles could open up to women, as soon as this year. but some insist, men special women won't be able to serve effectively when they are working side by side. steve centanni looking at this. >> reporter: the debate continues, even though the policy has changed to acam the reality of today's military. women have been serving in certain combat roles for years. but with the stroke of a pen, last week, outgoing defe
attitude. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. one month from surgery, and it seems the soldier has big plans and a bigger spirit. >> reporter: that's right. this is what he said when asked what he missed most in the past four years. >> driving. absolutely. driving. i used to love to drive. it was... it was a lot of fun for me. so, i am really looking forward to getting back to that and just becoming an rathlite again. one of my goals definitely is to cycle a marathon. yeah. so i would love to get back to that. >> the most proud and unassuming guy and stubbornly persistent, his doctors said. he has an amazing sense of humor. when he came out of surgery last month, he turned to his mom and said, i love you. those were his first words. >> it feels amazing. it's something i was waiting for for a long time. now that it finally happened... i really don't know what to say because it's just such a big thing for my life. it's fantastic. >> brend an has been recovering and the tunnel to towers foundation, which built him a special home have been busy fixing the damage to the home caused by s
's prompted by french military actions against jihadist in northwest africa. let's go live to cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she's got the latest. barbara? >> the administration has been saying for months now that al qaeda is on the ropes but the u.s. intelligence committee is now saying something very different about a very different al qaeda threat. with the success of the attack on a guest plant in algeria, extremists are growing more daring. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn, quote, what we have seen is intelligence suggesting the desire to carry out more attacks against western and u.s. interests in the region. though there are no specific targets yet that the u.s. knows of, one of those plotting mokhtar belmokhtar was behind the algeria attack. >> we are starting to see an increasing collaboration, sharing of funding, sharing recruiting efforts, sharing of weapons and explosives, and certainly sharing of ideology that is expanding and connecting these various organizations. >> if chuck hagel becomes the next secretary of defense, he already knows what he's faci
islamic rebels in mali by deploying troops and drones to the country right next-door. our pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence, is joining us with details. chris, how many u.s. forces, first of all, are we talking about? >> potentially, hundreds, wolf. and here's why. niger's ambassador to the u.s. basically confirms to cnn that his country is going to allow the u.s. military to place drones in niger. a u.s. official tells me that if that were to happen, you'd have to have an infrastructure there. in other words, you'd have to have operators to fly and guide the drones, as well as u.s. military security personnel to protect that infrastructure. so that's where you could get into the hundreds of boots on the ground. these drones would be unarmed, they would primarily be used for surveillance, spying on the al qaeda groups operating in places like mali. right now, the u.s. has drone bases in ja bu ty and southern europe, but the drones can't fly that far, so it's difficult to get accurate intelligence on what's going on with the militants there, wolf. >> how big is a threat of al q
, it is just a question whether we listened to them or not? >> right. the pentagon has been concerned about the terrorist threat in north africa over a decade. even before the new african command was created they were worried about how to handle it. this drone base that we're going to set up in niger, you can see from the map, it is centrally located country and it will give us better insight certainly than we had, to, on 9/11 in benghazi. bill: how does the administration feel about this? do they want to enter this phase? or would they rather not? >> i'm not sure the president's particularly paying attention. he has yet to break away from his line that the war on terror is going very successfully. indeed it is almost over. when we can see across north africa the terrorists are growing. they're in pressure from the french in mali but how long are the french going to stay there in the numbers they're now --, just today there was announcement that iran had put weapons on a ship going into yemen to help arm the pro-iranian terrorists there in yemen where the state is disintegrating. so everywh
've seen two budget-related announcements coming out of the pentagon. one, i was looking up just now because i was trying to remember the numbers, and that is that the pentagon is beefing up its cybersecurity force, taking it from 900 to 4,000 and putting a few billion dollars into it. the other one that is apparently being beefed up in these times of budgetary constraints are the special forces. tom, would you just talk about that generally and then, fred, if you would talk about that not just in afghanistan, but in the broader battle and the nature of it, and then we'll come over to publish shah and the non-- membership shah and the nonexistent challenge that faces us in asia. [laughter] >> i'll try to be brief, dani. look, these new capabilities, you know, cyber operations or whatever you want to call them are certainly necessary and needed, and our ability to exploit, you know, the electromagnetic spectrum configured as the internet is, you know, pretty critical. but it's not qualitatively different from other forms of intelligence gathering or, you know, attempts to either by pr
's terrible. in "the washington post," the number of people working on s cybersecurity for the pentagon is going to increase fivefold. the department of defense's cyber command which mainly focuses on kpourt systems is going to increase to nearly 5,000 troops and civilians. the retooled program will include combat mission forces who may help military commanders by disabling an encommand and control system before a military attack. tell us about it, richard. >> both cyber defense and cyber offense. you speak to anyone in the military in the intelligence community, this is the first thing they talk about. it's an area of great advantage for us. look at the way we use computer viruses. we can organize information in ways that others can't. on the other hand, everything we do as a society, everything we do as a military is now based upon cyber. so we're both the best but also the most vulnerable ultimately. so the idea that we're throwing enormous resources at this, this is no coincidence. it's not a one-time thing. this is now the future. >>> from our parade of papers, "the kansas city sta
week we've seen to budgets slated announcement coming out of the pentagon. one i was looking up just now because i was going to remember the numbers, and that is that the pentagon is beefing up its private security force, taking it from 900, to 4000, and putting a few billion dollars into it. the other one that is apparently being beefed up in these times of budgetary constraints are the special forces. tom, would you just talk about a generally? fred, if you talk about that not just in afghanistan but the broader battle at the nature of it and then we'll come over to transit and the nonexistent challenge that faces us in asia. >> i will try to be brief, danny. look, these new capabilities, cyber operations or whatever you want to call them, are certainly necessary, needed, and our abilities to exploit, you know, the electromagnetic spectrum continued as the internet is pretty critical. but it's not qualitatively different from other forms of intelligence gathering or, you know, attempts to, either by prop 10, or by direct attack, affect the military or strategic situation. the fondn
reasons, the pentagon and the planners have made their own case to the president. and with the new resource problem we confronted in mali, look what it took to support french against al qaeda sub contractors. if we can't do that when in fact americans are held hostage and killed, what kind of response do you really expect for . >> is that a consequence of the u.s. not getting involved in mali earlier? >> what is the implication from that we in effect need to be involved -- . >> the u.s. has been concerned about mali for at least eight nows. -- months only now there's a discussion about where we should do more. >> look, in the time of the great extra cater. we are -- that -- what is threaten, our foreign policy is not manic interventionism right now. that's not what we have to worry about here. >> let's move on. if you have a question, raise your hand. i'm going ask you to identify yourself. keep your question short. let's go to [inaudible] of radio-- and then go to the woman right here in the black and hand the microphone to her. >> hi, my name is -- [inaudible] that syria is part
. it shall take a lot to pull this off. >> the pentagon has started to take steps to prepare itself for the sequestration and planning that has not taken place until now. >> they are laying off temporary employees. it is starting to happen. >> senator inhofe has been critical about not planning earlier. the >> there is a little brinkmanship going. i do believe there was a time and when each everybody said we are all against it so how can have them? there never was a path that the two sides could find that would lead them to averting it. >> the center was critical of the president in the stance of his overall military and mention three ways the president has worked for cuts, and delays, and additions to the military budget. when you talk to officers of line, and you find them as critical of the administration that what is: on average is very dramatic. this represents a huge threat to the united states. there are others that would argue it is more a regional. the ability to react is clearly limited. when you look at individual things, there are concernes. afghanistan is another issue.
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